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Our Staff


Greg Goldthwait

Greg Goldthwait

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

Greg Goldthwait is a funeral director with thirty years experience in New York. He proudly serves families at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, N.Y. and the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home in Troy, PA.  Greg and his wife Teresa reside in Big Flats, NY and have two daughters, Samantha and Cassie. 

Greg is a Southern Tier Native and a graduate of SUNY Canton, NY where he received his AAS in Mortuary Science. Mr. Goldthwait began his career with the Roberts Funeral Home in November 2005. Shortly after obtaining his Pennsylvania Funeral Directors License in 2008, he joined the staff at Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA. Greg is a member of the Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Association where he serves as a Trustee and Board Member, a twenty year member of the National Ski Patrol at Greek Peak Ski Resort where he has served several years as Assistant Patrol Leader and Board Member, Fire Commissioner of Big Flats Fire District #1 where he served as Chairman, Chemung Valley Waverly Lodge #350, and volunteered as a CVSA Youth Soccer Coach. 

Telephone: 1-607-734-7811

Email: ggoldthwait@tributesoflife.com


Dan Gilliland

Dan Gilliland

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant

Daniel E. Gilliland is a funeral director proudly serving families at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, N.Y. and the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home in Troy, PA. 

Mr. Gilliland lives in Troy with his wife Kimberly. They have been married for 22 years and have 7 children together. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida and was awarded a degree in Funeral Directing from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. 

Dan is a member of Trojan Lodge #306 of Free & Accepted Masons, a member and past High Priest of Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261, a member of both the Valley of Towanda, PA and the Valley of Williamsport, PA Scottish Rite, and is a member of the Bradford County Camp of Gideon’s International.  Dan enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. 

Besides being a licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania and New York, Dan is also a Certified Celebrant. If you are not a member of a church or if you simply do not wish to have a religious service, he can help you. As a Certified Celebrant, Dan works with families to create a meaningful tribute that reflects the personality and life-style of the deceased. He received his training and certification from the In-Sight Institute. 

Telephone: 1-607-734-7811

Email: dgilliland@tributesoflife.com


Reverend Ken Weiss

Reverend Ken Weiss

Aftercare Associate

Our Funeral Homes we believe that our families need our care even after the day of your loved one’s funeral. Therefore, as an Extended Free Service, we have an aftercare program with Rev. Ken Weiss.

Rev. Weiss recently retired from full time ministry after almost 30 years as a pastor. He is now working with us to provide both aftercare services and pre-need services (common practice of people arranging and paying for funerals in advance in order to relieve their families of that stress during a most difficult time as well as being able to lock in current rates). Rev. Weiss is well familiar with helping people experiencing grief.

We believe that with this free extended service, we offer to our families a full package of services that are geared to help you at this most difficult time. We are including a brief introductory bio of Rev. Weiss, he also specializes in assisting families with preplanning services.

You may reach him at anytime at 570-220-9686 or at kweiss1213@gmail.com

Ken moved to Williamsport in 1986 after attending the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduating with highest honors with a Masters of Divinity Degree (1986)

  • Ordained American Baptist in 1986
  • Pastor of East End Baptist Church - 1986- 1990
  • Completed all coursework at Penn State University in the PhD program for Clinical Psychology Worked as a representative of MetLife helping people plan their financial futures - 1990-1996 
  • Pastor of First Church of Christ (Disciples) in Williamsport from 1995 - 2012
  • Member of the Williamsport Kiwanis Club since 1992 and served as President in 1996
  • Received the Ecumenical Service Award from United Churches of Lycoming County - their highest honor - in 2011
  • Served on various boards in this area : The Center in Williamsport, Habitat for Humanity, and Yokefellows Ministry
  • Coached AYSO soccer in town for 12 years
  • Past President of Orchestra Parents Association at the Williamsport High School
  • Served on the Board of Directors of United Churches of Lycoming County for almost 25 years
  • Has Life and Health Insurance Licenses. In addition, is licensed to sell Securities and Investments holding a Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 License.



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